We’ve had a lot of Evil Dead news this week, and in many ways, Ash isn’t all that different from Mega Man: they both have one hand made of fingers and one hand made of a tool, they both have an arch-nemesis that’s wild-eyed and crazy evil (Dr. Wily & The Necronomicon, now THERE’S a buddy-cop movie I’d pay to see), and they both say “Groovy” a lot (I’m assuming here a bit on Mega-Man’s behalf). Now they share something else in common: they both have TV shows in the works!
That’s right, friends, everyone’s favorite blue-clad robot blaster is coming back to television after a far-too-long hiatus since the beyond-cool 1990s cartoon series that bore his name. Dentsu Entertainment USA will hold the worldwide broadcast and licensing rights for the new “Mega Man” series, and they’ll be working with Man of Action studios to bring the show to (animated) life.
In case it doesn’t ring any immediate bells, Man of Action is the studio that created the Disney Channel original series Ben 10 and Generator Rex, and that’s not even their biggest claim to fame; the MoA group consists of such awesome comic book writers as Joe Kelly, Joe Casey, Duncan Rouleau, and Steven T. Seagle, and they had a hand in creating the characters and team featured in the recent film Big Hero 6. For good measure on their nerdy street cred, the Man of Action team also writes and produces the Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble shows on Disney XD. So, y’know – they’re pretty legit.
The new series is slated to debut in 2017, to coincide with the franchise’s 30th anniversary. This is the kind of news that makes me want to run into the family room and pop one of my several Mega Man cartridges into my second-generation top-loader classic Nintendo. From the official press release:
“The “Mega Man” franchise is grounded in a series of video games, first launched in 1987, featuring battles fought by the eponymous blue robot protagonist and an ongoing cast of allies and enemies. The “Mega Man” multiverse has spawned over 130 video games on multiple gaming systems, selling over 30 million copies worldwide, as well as a plethora of toys, comics and collectibles. A highly-rated “Mega Man” TV series was popular in the USA in the 1990s and aired for several seasons.”
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go turn my robot dog into a hoverboard and fly on outta here. Livin’ the dream.
Via: Coming Soon